Sep 19, 2013 (LBO) – Future Development: Economics to End Poverty, a blog to create a discussion on global development issues has been launched, led by World Bank economist Shanta Devaranjan in which four Sri Lankans are included. Basic tools of mobility that helped improve living standards and productivity in ‘developed countries’ such as cars and even motor cycles have been denied through heavy taxation by those schooled in ‘development economics’.
Extreme forms on development economics include the dehumanization of citizens and non-citizens through economic nationalism and autarky.
The origins of development economics is considered to be Mercantilism.
Saman Kelegama, head of Sri Lanka’s Institute of Policy Studies; Harsha De Silva, an economist and legislator, Harsha Aturapane, Senior Economist, World Bank and Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, head of Center for Policy Alternatives are among the bloggers.
Academics from top universities, policy researchers and advisors to governments and national leaders are among the bloggers.
Some in the list also specialize in ‘development economics’.
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